A Groodle is a result of breeding a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. Groodles are often described as ‘shaggy teddy-bears’ and they can be miniature, medium or standard in size – depending on the size of the parent Poodle (please see our genetics page for more information on Groodle sizing).
The general appearance of a Groodle can vary significantly, with coat colours available in Golden, Black, Cream, Red, Grey and Brown, and with or without markings in these colours. The ears hang downwards, The nose is long, and the tail rides up over their backs with a full plume.
Groodles are a highly social breed and are suited to individuals or families who are willing to provide them with the stimulation and companionship they deserve. Their happy-go-lucky attitude is highly sought after, and they can be mischievous and curious (but only in the most loveable way!). Most Groodles are highly adaptable and easily fit into households, with or without existing pets and/or children.
Groodles can be easy to train – they love to learn new things and aim to please their people. They make a great match for first-time owners who are willing to provide them with the appropriate mental stimulation and training. The breed is highly intelligent, so benefits from early puppy training, but often thrives in obedience and agility classes. They are not known to possess aggressive tendencies, although some are good ‘watch-dogs’. Like most breeds, Groodles require adequate and appropriate socialisation with other dogs and people to assist in reducing any undesired or fearful behaviours.
Groodles enjoy both city and country settings but are not well suited to strict apartment living as most appreciate a burst of daily exercise. Their personalities differ greatly – some are mellow and are a perfect match for people with a less active lifestyle, and others are very energetic.
Many Groodles are fabulous swimmers, love water, and enjoy visiting the beach for a swim or simply engaging in a fun game with their owners and a backyard hose or sprinkler system!
Rest assured, the Groodles Australia team will always try to match you and your lifestyle to a suitable puppy so you can make the most of your time together!